Benjamin Willis

29 March 1792–18 August 1878 (Age 86)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin

Benjamin Willis was born on 29 March 1792, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States as the son of John Willis and Sarah Park. He married Hannah Himbleright about 1824, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Atchison, Missouri, United States in 1850 and California, United States in 1870. He died on 18 August 1878, in Tulare, Tulare, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Visalia, Tulare, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Willis
Hannah Himbleright
Marriage: about 1824
Sarah Ann Willis
John Willis
William Benjamin Willis
Hyrum Willis
Martha Mary Willis

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
Age 2
The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
Age 20
Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 27
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Will .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (19)

  • Benjamin Willis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin Willis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benjamin Willis, "United States Census, 1860"

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